Neymar Jr. reencounters Uruguay for the third time in his career
The Brazilian National Team will face Uruguay, this Friday (25), in the 2018 World Cup qualifiers. Despite not facing the team too often in the field, Neymar Jr. has scored twice against the Uruguayan team and heads for his third match.
The first time the ace faced the Uruguayan team was on February 13, back in 2011, by the U-20 Brazilian National Team, in the final game of the South American Championship Sub 20. The match was held at the Estadio Monumental Virgen de Chapi, in Peru and hosted a 6-0 victory from Brazil, with Neymar Jr. scoring two of these goals. Danilo scored one and Lucas scored the other three, completing the show.
The star, who at the time was still wearing the shirt number seven, scored the fourth and fifth goal of the match. In his first, Danilo came cutting the defenders in the entry of the area and made the pass for Neymar Jr. to dominate and score. In the second one, William risked a kick from afar, the goalkeeper saved and NJR, on the rebound, shook the network again.
Advancing a little in time, before leaving the Santos FC to play for the FC Barcelona, Neymar Jr. reunited with Uruguay in the semifinals of the 2013 Confederations World Cup, now wearing the shirt 10. Brilliant in the game, but without scoring any more goals, the player helped his fellow Brazilian team to win by 2-1 and advance to the finals. Fred was the author of the two goals of the victory, in the Mineirão.
Older, more experienced, captain of the team and now playing for Barça, the athlete will prepare for his third game against Uruguay, this time for the 2018 World Cup qualifiers. Will Neymar Jr. remain unbeaten against his opponent?